Kentucky dismisses Thomas brothers

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Khalid Thomas joined his brother Pancho Thomas (pictured, somewhat) earlier this year as a member of the Kentucky football program.

Five months later, the brothers will involuntarily exit the program together as well.

A UK spokesperson confirmed to the Louisville Courier-Journal Thursday that the two players have been dismissed from the football program.  Other than unspecified violations of team rules, no reasons were given for the twin dismissals.

The Courier-Journal subsequently reported that both players had been cited for possession of a controlled substance July 6.

Pancho Thomas was a backup linebacker as a freshman this past season, playing in 10 games.  Khalid Thomas, who was going to be utilized as a running back this season, was a three-star member of the Wildcats’ 2013 recruiting class.